File this under breaking, and sure to be breaking further.
A little past 7:05pm California time it was reported by the Guardian as well as KSL-TV that AF 65, which is Air France’s A380 flight between Los Angeles and Paris, was diverted to Salt Lake City International Airport because of “security concerns.” KSL-TV, a local Salt Lake station, is reporting a bomb threat.
Just now CBC Nova Scotia reports that an Air France flight from Washington to Paris has just been diverted to Halifax, and the passengers have just been deplaned. While CBC reports no reason has been given for the diversion, presumably it also involves a bomb threat or other credible security concern.
Air France flight from Washington to Paris diverted to Halifax. Passengers are being removed from flight. No word on why flight diverted.
— CBC Nova Scotia (@CBCNS) November 18, 2015
This is certainly scary all around, but hopefully these turn out to be empty threats versus real, tangible and credible security threats to these particular flights.
This hits a bit close to home to me since I have often flown AF 65 and also have flown between Washington and Paris on multiple occasions. Are any OMAAT readers on these flights and have experiences to share?
Stay safe, everyone, and be well.